Is the Self Real?

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Till Vierkant

An investigation into the philosophical concept of ’self‘ between cognitive science and social construction

ISBN 978-3-8258-6518-5
Band-Nr. 1
Jahr 2003
Seiten 184
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Philosophie im Kontext

Artikelnummer: 978-3-8258-6518-5 Kategorien: ,


This book attempts to give a convincing philosophical
explanation for the strong persistence of our diverse folk
psychological intuitions about the self. For this purpose it
introduces, on the one hand, the distinction between subject
and self model as proposed by Metzinger, on the other hand,
the distinction between a social/normative and a
cognitive/organic perspective on the self. The book argues
that one needs to take into account both distinctions, if
one wants to answer notoriously difficult questions like the
one that gives the book its title: Is the self real?